Dogs Attack Rancher’s Cow
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On Sunday, two dogs running loose attacked Susie Hunt’s cow on the south end of Briceland off of Old Briceland Road. This attack has been reported to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Remember, dogs running loose frequently attack livestock and wildlife. (See below for earlier stories that we’ve run. There are many more.)
On Sunday afternoon between 2 pm and 5pm a Neighbor heard dogs barking and a cow balling in pain. She went to the neighboring Ranch fence line and witnessed a horrific killing going on in front of her.Two dogs were latched on to the face of a cow pulling her to the ground. A brown Pit bull with white on its chest and a all-Black Mix Breed dog.
The attack had been going on for quite some time. The cow was laying on the ground in a puddle of blood while the dogs continued to attack her throat.
The witness was brave enough to run the dogs off the cow. It was turning dark and the the fog rolled in. She then set with the cow and attended her wounds till the rancher got there.
The dogs ran towards the West end of Briceland. I am the Rancher and I really care for my cows. I am asking who ever dogs these belong to to be a responsible dog owner and confine your dogs. They will never quit this abuse on other animals. They have the taste of blood. They pulled down a 1300lb cow.
I am asking the community to keep a look out for these two dangerous dogs. Next might be a neighbor’s goat or worse yet a human. I know they will be back to attack the cattle again. The baby calves are due to be born starting in the next month. No animal deserves to slowly be mauled by dogs.
Pit bulls need special care they need a secure fence to live in, in your yard. They should be kenneled while you’re gone. They should be exercised regularly on a leash. If not, they get bored and it is innocent livestock and wildlife they run down for something to do.
I know this neighbor did all she could at the time. My heart breaks at what occurred to my cow. I believe my cow will survive thanks to my neighbor.
I am asking again please be responsible dog owners. If I catch these dogs attacking my cattle they will be shot. I love dogs and this breaks my heart that dog owners can be this naïve. I don’t want to have to shoot your dogs but I will protect my animals. I am not writing this to hurt anyone’s feelings I just want the problem stopped.
Earlier Stories About Dog and Livestock:
- Pet Dogs vs Livestock: Not a Pretty Sight
- Pet Dogs VS Livestock: Part Two
- A Stolen Dog, a Dead Cow, and the Justice System
- Cow Savaged by Dogs; Sheriff Downey Blames Marijuana Industry